How is static electricity created?

Today, we have been finding out how static electricity is created. Using balloons, we have made our hair stand on end! We have also created enough static electricity to be able to lift pieces of paper and stick our balloon to the wall.

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Introduction to Electricity

Today, we have started to learn about electricity. We looked at the components that make up a simple circuit and used them to light up a bulb. We have also discussed and recorded in a Venn diagram which appliances use mains electricity and which use batteries.

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Ice pop insulation investigation

Today, we have been learning about thermal insulation. We have carried out an investigation to find out which materials keep ice pops frozen for the longest time. We chose three different materials and kept one of our ice pops unwrapped as the ‘control’. We found out that bubble wrap was a great…

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JUSTINE MOORE VISITS SCOTFORTH!!!

How lucky we are to have welcomed none other than British Fencing Paralympian, Justine Moore!

Justine was so generous to come in and work with the children who attend 'Fencing Club', providing them with a very rare opportunity of not only receiving advice from a Paralympic champion, but to…

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Fantasy objects

Today, we discussed objects in fantasy stories that have magical powers. We looked at lots of everyday objects and used our imaginations to decide how they could become magical. We came up with lots of amazing ideas.

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Traditional dances in Lancashire

Today, we have been learning about our local heritage. Mikey and Jenny came in to school to talk to us about different traditional dances in Lancashire. We had a go at dancing the jig, the reel, the horn pipe, the waltz and marching. It was so much fun! 

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Where is the best place to dry our washing?

We have been learning about evaporation. We wet different materials and hung them around the school to find out which location would dry them quicker. We had to weigh them before we hung them out and then again after to see how much water had evaporated from them. The materials that were put on…

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Filtering experiment

In Y4, we have been carrying out an investigation to see what happens to different solids when they are mixed with water. We used salt, sugar, coffee, rice and baking powder. Some solids dissolved and made a ‘solution’. We tried to recover the original solid by filtering them. We had lots of fun…

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Y3 and Y4 Intrasports competition

This morning, Year 3 and 4 had a dodgeball competition. Everyone played fantastically but Ashton Green won.

 

 

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Poetry Day

We really enjoyed Year 4 coming to our class today to share some of their favourite poems. 

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Fun with Oobleck

Today, we made Oobleck using cornflour and water. It was really messy but so much fun! Oobleck is a non-Newtonian fluid which is a another meaning for fluids that change viscosity (how easy they flow). When we ran our fingers slowly through the mixture it acted like a liquid, but when we applied…

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Sharing Poetry with Year 1

We have had fun today reading and sharing different poems with children in Year 1. 

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